The current formula of gathering endless amounts of data, which is then not analysed and intrepreted in a meaningful way, poses potential health risks to New Zealanders and needs to be addressed urgently writes Professor Barry Borman
On reflecting on 2017, Careerforce chief executive RAY LIND says the Pay Equity settlement, while welcome, has not been without its challenges.
The Weekend Herald's editorial asks whether a population of 4.5 million need so many (or any) district health boards?
Doctors do not intentionally end the lives of their patients by giving too much morphine, says a palliative care doctor affronted by comments from End of Life Choice Bill MP David Seymour.
Mental health services need to actively address the growing use of seclusion and restraint on Māori clients, says Te Rau Matatini CEO Maria Baker.
Until a lot of people got sick in Havelock North last year I'd supposed every town in New Zealand had chlorinated water. Why wouldn't they? It's one of the things that distinguishes even modestly advanced countries from the Third World. We can confidently tell tourists it's safe to drink the water.
It's hard to write about this. While I'm happy to share (overshare) my own stories and I frequently do, horny, heartbroken, haggard, whatever, it feels presumptuous to write about other people's pain. Not to mention once when I wrote about suicide, I got myself into public trouble. (Sample email responses: You are a filthy human maggot/tacky goblin).
The hard-hitting Havelock North inquiry report should be grabbed as an opportunity to review and rebuild public health capacity nationwide, argues Public Health Professor Michael Baker.
A few nights ago I decided to give acting a go...